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Department of Solid Waste Management

Household Hazardous Waste Program


The Ocean County HHW special collection program runs every spring & fall, the events are for all residents and homeowners of Ocean County.

This program costs money to run, your money, the taxpayer. Any toxic product you purchase will eventually require disposal. Read labels before you purchase any product, check the ingredients, usage, storage, disposal, and hazard information on every product. Is there a non-toxic option? Watch for words such as “Toxic”, “Danger”, “Flammable”,
“Corrosive”, learn how to identify the symbols

KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE FROM HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS: Buy only what you need & use what you buy, look for toxic-free alternatives and make sure to store materials properly & dispose of them at our events.

Multiple collection dates are offered for County residents to properly dispose of toxic household products such as herbicides, pesticides, cleaners, paint thinners, solvents and photographic chemicals.

Take this quiz to see if you need to go to one of the events

Quantities are limited to 200 pounds for dry materials and 20 gallons for liquid materials. There is no charge for collection of these materials.

List of materials

(All materials, with the exception of oil and gasoline, must be in original containers.)
Program is NOT open to businesses and commercial establishments, schools, and municipal/state government agencies.

Pre-registration is required, click here to register

Click Here to view a printable version of the Summer 2020 schedule (PDF).
Click here to learn more about the safety precautions we've implemented in response to COVID-19 (PDF).

We have no events left for 2020, new dates will be annouced March 2021



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